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by Paul
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls....
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls....

Thanks for the pic! Alas I'm not lucky enough to own one of those lovelies!
by Paul
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls....
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Replacement GEC Z8256 Bowls....

What does the Z8256 look like? I'm not good with the GEC numbers! :doh
by Paul
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Short Time Running Of Fluorescents
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Short Time Running Of Fluorescents

Is there any detriment to the lamp if it is run for a relatively short period, say 20-30 mins at a time? If a lamp hasn't been fired up in a while, should it be considerably longer, a bit like some discharge lamps?
by Paul
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents

I have 40w versions like THIS
by Paul
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents

I believe these are the modern equivalents: HERE
Just need to find one in the right length / wattage for your ballast lamp.
by Paul
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents

Is it a pic of the fluorescent tube or the ballast lamp you are after?
by Paul
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Coloured Metal Halide Lamps
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Coloured Metal Halide Lamps

I am very disappointed in the colours of these lamps.
by Paul
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Coloured Metal Halide Lamps
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Coloured Metal Halide Lamps

Does it look a much richer green than the pic I have on the gallery?
by Paul
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Coloured Metal Halide Lamps
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Coloured Metal Halide Lamps

In answer to the question raised by Rich, here is what I believe they add to make the colours in the coloured metal halide lamps: Green: Thallium iodide Red (more like magenta in appearance): Lithium, sodium and indium Pink: (Not sure but I believe Lithium and sodium). Purple: (Again not sure but I ...
by Paul
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Questions: SRS instant start and tube banding
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Questions: SRS instant start and tube banding

Indeed Slyspark... the teardrops usually appear at the ends of the cathodes, near the supports. As these are enclosed by the shield, that effect is eliminated. It's almost like a hotspot is created at the point where the cathode meets the support and this slowly burns away the phosphor. The shield f...
by Paul
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Questions: SRS instant start and tube banding
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Questions: SRS instant start and tube banding

Is the cap the correct rating for the circuit? I imagine that would have an effect on the starting... I have noticed that on my SRS fittings, new tubes usually start instantly like they do on SS and tend to only do the classic SRS start up when warmed up. Is it because the lamp is warm or because th...
by Paul
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: The Philips CorePro LED PLC Lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: The Philips CorePro LED PLC Lamp

Don't blame you!
I read today in the rags that there is now a dedicated SOX LED replacement lamp on the market. :o
by Paul
Wed May 03, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: ******* blinders!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Re: ******* blinders!!!

******** idiot!!!
by Paul
Wed May 03, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

GU10 downlighters, who the hell ever thought that was a great idea?! Need to go back in time and 'Terminate' them!! :rofl :rofl
by Paul
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: Thorn Popular Pack c1970s
Replies: 20
Views: 4483

Re: Thorn Popular Pack c1970s

Good old PP's!
Welcome to the club - I think many of us thought we were weird being interested in lighting and certainly never imagined so many other people were as well!
by Paul
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Who makes the best HF ballast?
Replies: 12
Views: 2959

Re: Who makes the best HF ballast?

That's a tidy looking PP brite_spark!
by Paul
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: The Philips CorePro LED PLC Lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: The Philips CorePro LED PLC Lamp

Hahaha! That's hilarious!
Thing is, when did the flood of cheap rubbish start coming in from China?
'Back in the day', I don't remember seeing cheap ripoffs of lamps like the 2D, PL, etc or even seeing nasty cheap CFLs. Am I remembering it as it was?!
by Paul
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: The Philips CorePro LED PLC Lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

The Philips CorePro LED PLC Lamp

Thought this was an interesting development; discuss!! PLC.jpg The Philips CorePro LED PLC lamp integrates a LED light source into a traditional fluorescent form factor. This product is the ideal solution for uplamping in general lighting applications: it meets basic lighting requirements, offers si...
by Paul
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Interested In Light Pollution?
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Interested In Light Pollution?

Here is an interactive map to show light pollution in the UK http://www.avex-asso.org/dossiers/pl/uk/index.html
by Paul
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: Thorn SRS 6ft Fluorescent fitting problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Thorn SRS 6ft Fluorescent fitting problem

Spot on sir! :D
by Paul
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Help Identifying Lamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Help Identifying Lamps

Are you able to attach an image to the topic?
by Paul
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Great Way To Clean A Streetlight!
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Great Way To Clean A Streetlight!

I was trying most things to shift the baked in grime & soot inside an Eleco lantern.
I was rummaging in the shed and found some alloy wheel cleaner! Worked a treat! Brush it on, let it work for 5 mins then wipe / rinse off!

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Showing the level of grime before...
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After a clean!
by Paul
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Seized Grub Screws
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Seized Grub Screws

Anyone have any good tips on how to undo grub screws or at least remove a 20cm piece of lamppost from the shoe of a lantern?
by Paul
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: Superslim Lampholders
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: Superslim Lampholders

I soaked mine in Vanish powder dissolved in hot water, for about 24 hours. Should come up well. I also hear putting them in the dishwasher helps!
by Paul
Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: Superslim Lampholders
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: Superslim Lampholders

Try soaking them in boiling water / steaming them. Failing that, try using paint stripper after testing an inconspicuous area first.... ;)

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